Wednesday, May 19, 2021 / by Anne Rose
For Keller Williams RED Day this year, KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams INNOVATE spent the day at Canines for Service, a Wilmington NC-based nonprofit organization the supports veterans with trained service dogs.
Kirk Pugh, Co-founder, KBT Realty Group: The second Thursday in May every year is RED Day for us. Every year on the second Thursday, every Keller Williams office around the world shuts down and gives back to the communities they serve. KBT's choice this year, and our permanent non-profit partner, is Canines for Service.
Bethany Leighton, Executive Director, Canines for Service: We are super honored that KBT Realty Group has chosen us for their RED Day of service. We are a local nonprofit here in Wilmington North Carolina, and serve veterans across the nation from all conflicts and all branches of the military who have PTSD, traumatic brain injury, mobility challenges, or who have experienced sexual trauma. We work with them to provide a highly trained service dog, at no . ...
Monday, April 6, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Q & A with Adam Slack and Tara Jones of Guaranteed Rate
Business as usual doesn’t exist any more, with respect to COVID-19, so what are you doing at Guaranteed Rate to facilitate closings and serve your clients while observing stay-at-home and social distancing restrictions?
Adam: We are really 100% open for business. Even before everything that has happened with COVID-19, our entire office staff was fully setup with home office stations, and secure servers and full size monitors - everything that they have in the office.
This was even before the pandemic happened, so our productivity hasn’t changed at all.
Just like Kirk has said with his COVID-19 updates, for Guaranteed Rate on the financing end, we have the ability to work 100% remotely, so we are not missing a beat on our end. Everything is moving forward smoothly and business is normal.
People are looking for no-contact options in every aspect of their lives right now. Have you done any completely ...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 / by Anne Rose
contributed by Jen Reed
Veterans sacrifice a lot for this country. To help honor these sacrifices, special programs were put in place to aid vets in getting and keeping a home. Unfortunately, not all veterans know that these programs exist. Even for those who do, they may not realize exactly what options are available for them and may apply for a program that doesn’t really match their situation ideally. Based on the programs, veterans can qualify for loans under 3 percent, so there are certainly some advantages to checking it out.
To help sort out some of the confusion, here are a few of the most common home programs that vets might be interested in. As requirements and availability can change over time, be sure to find out more before attempting to apply for any specific program.
VA Home Loans
One of the most commonly used home programs for vets are VA home loans. These loans are subsidized by the Veterans Administration itself, similar to HUD home loans or rural loan. ...